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2:10 PM ET, July 31, 2006

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
CNN snatching page out of YouTube's book  —  CNN wants some of the clips being uploaded to popular video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, to find their way to the cable news channel.  —  On Monday, CNN is expected to announce the launch of CNN Exchange, a page on the company's Web site …
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Plans Expansion of Videos on Portal  —  AOL is about to introduce a vastly expanded online video area, an important part of its effort to attract a new audience to replace that of its rapidly declining subscription service.  —  AOL has long been a leader in producing video programming …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Somewhat Frank
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
AOL Retools Video Site to Offer User-Made Content  —  AOL is revamping its video site in an attempt to match popular do-it-yourself Web services like YouTube.com, while also improving its video-search tool and offering more programming as it tries to win loyal viewers.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Mike / Techdirt:
How Many Video Sharing Sites Do We Need?
Discussion: Mark Evans
Kenneth Li / Reuters:   AOL to test-launch video search service
Staci / paidContent.org:
AOL Expanding Video; Adding Download Sales; Garden Wall May Be Yanked Down
Discussion: IP Democracy and ResourceShelf
Louis Hau / Forbes:
CNN Asks Audience For Help
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Newspapers to Use Links to Rivals on Web Sites  —  Want the latest news on Floyd Landis's positive drug test from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times or USA Today?  —  Soon, it will all be on Washingtonpost.com.  —  The Washington Post, The New York Sun and The Daily Oklahoman …
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Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: Inform Reboots to Help Online Newspapers Like Washingtonpost …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SingShot Enters Online Karaoke Space  —  kSolo, acquired by Fox Interactive back in May, faces some new competition in the online karaoke space.  SingShot is releasing their own variation of online karaoke tomorrow.  The new service is essentially a copy of kSolo heavily influenced by the successful YouTube user interface.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big Is Online Karaoke?  —  "The whole world is drunk and we're just the cocktail of the moment.  Someday soon, the world will wake up, down two aspirin with a glass of tomato juice, and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about."  — Dean Martin, in The Rat Pack.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Traffick
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level  —  When is a deleted file really deleted?  With Windows Vista, that answer gets complicated.  —  Microsoft recently revealed that Windows Vista would inherit "volume shadow copy" technology from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
USA Today:
Verizon calls on new phone to boost music sales  —  LOS ANGELES — In less than a year, cellphone users have bought about 7.5 million songs, while Apple's iTunes Music Store continues to dominate on PCs, selling more than 1 billion songs in three years.  —  Industry watchers have been predicting …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon and LG release Chocolate phone, stop the madness
Discussion: SCI FI Tech and Engadget Mobile
Anything But iPod:
Archos 404/604 PMPs Looming Large  —  Last month we gave you a sneak peek at the new line of Archos portable media players rumored for imminent release.  Archos is still being fairly tight-lipped about it, but the ever-resourceful GenerationMP3 has once again come through with all the details.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and I4U News
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Both Microsoft and Google want to dominate the Web  —  Ray Ozzie's speech at last Thursday's Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2006 was a significant one - not only because it was the first major Microsoft strategy speech in years that was *not* delivered by Bill Gates.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks, JD on EP and chew shop
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Hub sets citywide WiFi plan  —  Nonprofit to install `open access' hookups  —  Boston will tap a nonprofit corporation to blanket the city with ``open access" wireless Internet connections, under a plan to be unveiled today by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  —  The plan, which envisions raising $16 million …
Pew Research Center:
Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership  —  Maturing Internet News Audience Broader Than Deep  —  Overview  —  A decade ago, just one-in-fifty Americans got the news with some regularity from what was then a brand new source ­ the internet.  Today, nearly one-in-three regularly get news online.
maxconsole.net:
EXCLUSIVE: Wii Know A lot You Don't- Nintendo Wii Specs Fully Uncovered!!!  *Updated*  —  So far Nintendo have done a very credible job in keeping information regarding the Wii to a minimum.  Well all that has just changed!  An anonymous Wii developer has sent to us slurry …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Camera System Creates Sophisticated 3-D Effects  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — In a darkened garage here, Steve Perlman is giving digital actors a whole new face.  —  A former Apple Computer engineer who previously co-founded WebTV Networks and the set-top box firm Moxi, Mr. Perlman is now putting …
Discussion: David Card
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Why my cable DVR stinks  —  reporter's notebook I love my DVR, but only when it works.  —  After a long week of interviews and writing stories, I was excited to hunker down in my living room one Friday night to see who had gotten booted off that week's "Project Runway."
 
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Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
LG Scraps Plans for Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player
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How I got mobile phone reception where there was no signal
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Marcia Gelbart / Philly.com:
Sources: City's wireless chief to leave post
International Herald Tribune:
3G cost billions: Will it ever live up to its hype?
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Sports' Greatest Hits at One Web Site (but There's a Catch)
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